Thursday, March 18, 2010

Michigan Fruit Baked Oatmeal

My mother-in-law gets me Country Woman Magazine (Thanks, Mom!) This month's issue had a section on Whole Grains. Since I am concentrating on preparing healthier foods, I thought I would give a few of the recipes a try. This is one of them. I mixed it up the night before and stored it in the refrigerator and popped it in the oven in the morning before I fed the baby. By the time I had taken care of him and read the my daughter a couple of stories it was ready to eat. (All before 7 am mind you!) My girls loved it! It says it makes 2 servings; I think they are pretty hearty servings. It would feed myself, my husband and the 2 little ones on a normal, not super-hungry day. The recipe said the leftovers taste pretty good rewarmed in the microwave.

Michigan Fruit Baked Oatmeal
  • Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 cups fat-free milk (I used powdered milk and water)
  • 1/2 cup chunky applesauce (didn't have chunky, so just added some chunks of apple to my applesauce- tasted great!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (don't have it and don't particularly care for it- used vanilla)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds
  • Optional toppings: vanilla yogurt and additional dried cranberries and sliced almonds


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Transfer to a 3-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray; sprinkle with almonds.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until set. Serve with toppings if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

1 comment:

  1. I just made this this morning- it's delicious! (I added a pinch of salt b/c I was afraid not to and used walnuts b/c that's what I had on hand).
    Thanks for this!!